Blindsight

Blindsight
Author: Peter Watts
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006-10-03
ISBN 10: 1429955198
ISBN 13: 9781429955195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindsight Book Review:

Blindsight is the Hugo Award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" (The Globe and Mail). Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Man Who Cast Two Shadows

The Man Who Cast Two Shadows
Author: Carol O'Connell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1996-07-01
ISBN 10: 1101464348
ISBN 13: 9781101464342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man Who Cast Two Shadows Book Review:

Formerly a child of the streets, now a brilliant computer hacker and NYPD sergeant, Kathleen Mallory's powerful intelligence is matched only by the ferocity with which she pursues her own unpredictable vision of right and wrong. And she will need every bit of that intensity now, in a murder case that strikes close to home in more ways than one.

Blindsight

Blindsight
Author: Matt Johnson,Prince Ghuman
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 1950665232
ISBN 13: 9781950665235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindsight Book Review:

Ever notice that all watch ads show 10:10 as the time? Or that all fast-food restaurants use red or yellow in their logos? Or that certain stores are always having a sale? You may not be aware of these details, yet they've been influencing you all along. Every time you purchase, swipe, or click, marketers are able to more accurately predict your behavior. These days, brands know more about you than you know about yourself. Blindsight is here to change that. With eye-opening science, engaging stories, and fascinating real-world examples, neuroscientist Matt Johnson and marketer Prince Ghuman dive deep into the surprising relationship between brains and brands. In Blindsight, they showcase how marketing taps every aspect of our mental lives, covering the neuroscience of pain and pleasure, emotion and logic, fear and safety, attention and addiction, and much more. We like to think of ourselves as independent actors in control of our decisions, but the truth is far more complicated. Blindsight will give you the ability to see the unseeable when it comes to marketing, so that you can consume on your own terms. On the surface, you will learn how the brain works and how brands design for it. But peel back a layer, and you'll find a sharper image of your psychology, reflected in your consumer behavior. This book will change the way you view not just branding, but yourself, too.

Blind Sight

Blind Sight
Author: Meg Howrey
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 0307739295
ISBN 13: 9780307739292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Sight Book Review:

Follows the experiences of a prospective college student who visits Los Angeles to meet the actor father he never knew, an encounter that introduces him to the gritty realities of show business and leads to a shattering revelation.

Blind sight

Blind sight
Author: Roy Tabor
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-07-11
ISBN 10: 132634515X
ISBN 13: 9781326345150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind sight Book Review:

A selection of poems on the theme of love and other life thoughts. They span the years of courtship, marriage and bereavement – young love, companionship and love enduring after death. Poetry should be spoken aloud and is best shared with others. These poems have been written with this intention in mind. The “Symphonic Voices” poems are arranged for presentation by two voices. This selection includes “The Blue Spot”, an imaginative approach to the journey of the space-craft Voyager, launched by NASA in 1977, and following its epic passage through the solar system and on to outer space. “Our solitary life sends human love Out into the cosmic night”.

Blinded by Sight

Blinded by Sight
Author: Osagie Obasogie
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN 10: 0804789274
ISBN 13: 9780804789271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blinded by Sight Book Review:

Colorblindness has become an integral part of the national conversation on race in America. Given the assumptions behind this influential metaphor—that being blind to race will lead to racial equality—it's curious that, until now, we have not considered if or how the blind "see" race. Most sighted people assume that the answer is obvious: they don't, and are therefore incapable of racial bias—an example that the sighted community should presumably follow. In Blinded by Sight,Osagie K. Obasogie shares a startling observation made during discussions with people from all walks of life who have been blind since birth: even the blind aren't colorblind—blind people understand race visually, just like everyone else. Ask a blind person what race is, and they will more than likely refer to visual cues such as skin color. Obasogie finds that, because blind people think about race visually, they orient their lives around these understandings in terms of who they are friends with, who they date, and much more. In Blinded by Sight, Obasogie argues that rather than being visually obvious, both blind and sighted people are socialized to see race in particular ways, even to a point where blind people "see" race. So what does this mean for how we live and the laws that govern our society? Obasogie delves into these questions and uncovers how color blindness in law, public policy, and culture will not lead us to any imagined racial utopia.

Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness

Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness
Author: Jason Holt
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2003-02-26
ISBN 10: 9781551113517
ISBN 13: 1551113511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness Book Review:

Ever since its discovery nearly thirty years ago, the phenomenon of blindsight—vision without visual consciousness—has been the source of great controversy in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and the neurosciences. Despite the fact that blindsight is widely acknowledged to be a critical test-case for theories of mind, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness is the first extended treatment of the phenomenon from a philosophical perspective. Holt argues, against much received wisdom, for a thorough-going materialism—the view not only that mental states are brain states, but (much more controversially) that mental properties are physical as well. Designed not only for philosophers and scientists, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness has something to say to anyone interested in the mystery of the human mind and in how philosophers and scientists are working toward solving that mystery.

Blind Sight Solution

Blind Sight Solution
Author: Emma Pivato
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781939816092
ISBN 13: 1939816092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Sight Solution Book Review:

When interior decorator Claire Burke discovers one of her clients dead on the new rug that she's just installed, she never imagines that she will soon be hard at work investigating the woman's murder. However, her severely disabled, wheelchair-bound daughter Jessie forms a bond with the victim's husband Jimmy, and when the man is arrested for his wife's killing, Claire can't believe that anyone who could be so tender towards her daughter could actually harm another human being. Soon, she enlists her friend Tia to help prove the man's innocence. Tia ensconces herself in the man's home under the guise of providing him cleaning services--all the while snooping for possible clues that might exonerate the man. Claire's Aunt Augusta also arrives for a visit and quickly befriends an elderly neighbor, and the two old ladies--anxious to help Claire--start their own investigation. With detectives seemingly everywhere, no one can possibly imagine who will ultimately bring down the killer--and it may be the most amazing detective of them all!

Blindsight A Case Study and Implications

Blindsight   A Case Study and Implications
Author: L. Weiskrantz
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1986-10-16
ISBN 10: 9780191545573
ISBN 13: 0191545570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindsight A Case Study and Implications Book Review:

Studies of patients blind from damage to the neocortex have revealed that some can discriminate certain visual events within their 'blind' fields. They are not aware that they can do so, however - they think that they are only guessing. This book is an account of research into a particular case of this 'blindsight' phenomenon. It also discusses the historical and neurological background, and reviews other cases and issues. - ;Damage to a particular area of the brain - the neocortex - is generally understood to result in blindness. Studies of some patients suffering from this form of blindness have nevertheless revealed that they can discriminate certain types of visual events within their 'blind' fields. They are not aware that they can do so, however - they think that they are only guessing. This phenomenon has been termed 'blindsight'. The present book gives an account of research over a number of years into a particular case of blindsight, together with a discussion of the historical and neurological background, a review of cases reported by other investigators, and a number of theoretical and practical issues and implications. - ;PART I: Background; D.B.: Clinical history and early testing; PART II: Reaching for randomly located targets; 'Presence' versus 'absence'; Visual acuity; Movement thresholds; Discrimination of orientation; 'Form' discrimination; Detection with slow rate of onset; The natural blind-spot (optic disc) within the scotoma; Left versus right eye; Detection of direction of contrast; 'Waves'; Matching between impaired and intact fields; Matching within the impaired field; Double dissociations between form and detection; Standard situation; PART III: Review of other cases; Status, issues, and implications; References; Indexes. -

See Me

See Me
Author: Lexy Timms
Publsiher: Dark Shadow Publishing
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

See Me Book Review:

"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye." Bree was the type of woman who relished in the joy of her existence. She was always outside, she surfed, painted and helped out at local charities. She had a ton of friends and she was in a serious relationship. Until her life came to an abrupt halt. After a bad breakup, she was in a car accident and she lost her sight through blunt force trauma to her face. She should have counted her blessings, she knew that. She could have lost her life. But suddenly, everything is drenched in black. She knows the beauty of the world is out there, but she can't reach it. And she hates her life, now. No matter how hard her friends and her father are trying to help her live again. When her father hires a caregiver to look after her, Bree's furious. She needs her sight back, not a babysitter. And damned if she's not going to spend every minute resenting it all and hating her life. BLIND SIGHT SERIES See Me Fix Me Eyes on Me SEARCH TERMS: contemporary romance, new adult, romance, hot doctors, true love, billionaire obsession, contemporary romance and sex, romance billionaire series, free kindle romance, melody anne billionaire bachelors series, billionaire romance, true love, coming of age, overcoming, women's fiction, drugs, fake girlfriend, billionaire, Alpha male romance, Alpha Bad Boy, bad boy, hot romance, hot and steamy, happily ever after, billionaire romance, billionaire romance, new, bbw, b, love, blind sight, new adult romance, romance love triangle, romance love, sweet love story, billionaire romance, hot doctors, handsome nurses, caregiver, love and life, women's fiction, big beautiful women

20 20 Blindsight

20 20 Blindsight
Author: Busser Howell
Publsiher: Busser Howell
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-02-04
ISBN 10: 0615709052
ISBN 13: 9780615709055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

20 20 Blindsight Book Review:

At the age of fifteen, Busser Howell lost 98 percent of his vision. At the age of forty he lost the remaining 2 percent. Were the story to end there you would likely not be entirely shocked as this type of circumstance is not that uncommon. But this is not the whole story-not by a long shot. You see, Howell is an artist-a painter, to be exact. And prior to being a professional, working artist in New York City he was a partner and worked twenty-four years in an interior design and restoration business. Possibly even more amazing than his breaking of our stereotypes of the blind is the fact that he is not alone. Interviewing other blind artists to discover each person's particular point of view and what kind of descriptions work for them, author and blind artist Busser Howell's debut is an extraordinary look into a world never before seen or understood from the point of view of the visually challenged. Beginning by examining the concepts of creativity, perception, touch, and accessibility, Howell engages the vibrant, boundless minds of fifteen visually impaired artists to mine their thoughts, feelings, and understanding to piece together a common thread of experience. It is the artists telling their story, their preferences and dislikes, and their ability, despite their blindness, to tap into sight's brain-based function to see and comprehend our world and its contents. An enlightening and fascinating journey into the artistic process as seen by those whose vision is either severely impaired or altogether absent, Howell's impressive collection of writings and interviews is a probing examination of the artistic process and the nature of art itself. Evocative and inspiring, Blindsight is a deeply moving passage that documents the journey of visual artists as they transition from the visual input of the outside world to the output of their inner vision transcending blindness into the light of creativity.

Blindsight

Blindsight
Author: Maurice Gee
Publsiher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005-09-30
ISBN 10: 1742288006
ISBN 13: 9781742288000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindsight Book Review:

Alice Ferry is a retired Wellington scientist, a mycologist (fungi is her thing). One day a young man knocks on her door. Adrian is a great-nephew she never knew she had, the grandson of her brother Gordon. As her story unfolds we learn of her childhood with Gordon in West Auckland and of the divergent paths their lives have taken. While Alice has gone on to have a successful career, Gordon has mentally deteriorated to the point where he is a silent derelict living on the streets of Wellington. Adrian wants to meet him. But Alice resists.As Adrian persists, Alice becomes more and more edgy. What is she hiding from her nephew? How has Gordon ended up in this state? And what does Alice have to do with it? Blindsight shows Gee the master playing with characters and complex story structures with immense skill.

Blindsight

Blindsight
Author: Rosmarie Waldrop
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780811215596
ISBN 13: 0811215598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindsight Book Review:

The latest book of prose poems by one of America's premier philosophical poets. For the title of her newest collection of prose poems, Rosmarie Waldrop adopts a term"blindsight" used by the neuroscientist Antonio R. Damasio to describe a condition in which a person actually sees more than he or she is consciously aware. "This is one reason," explains Waldrop, "for using collage: joining my fragments to other people's fragments in a dialogue, a net relation that might catch a bit more of the 'world.'" The collectionthe author's fourth with New Directionsis divided into four thematic sections. The first, "H lderlin Hybrids," resonates against the German poet's twisted syntax, while using rhythmic punctuation in counterpoint to sense. "'As Were, '" says Waldrop, "began with looking at the secondary occupations of artistsfor example, Mallarme teaching English, Montaigne serving as mayor of Bordeauxbut this soon gave way to playing more generally with particular aspects of historical figures." The title section, "Blindsight," is most consistent in its use of collage, juxtaposing words and images to jolting, epiphanic effect. "Cornell Boxes," in contrast, has a formal unity, inspired by the constructions of Joseph Cornell, each prose poem "box" composed in a structure of fours: four paragraphs of four sentences each, with four footnotes.

Consciousness

Consciousness
Author: Adam Zeman
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300104974
ISBN 13: 0300104979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consciousness Book Review:

A fascinating exploration of the nature of consciousness This engaging and readable book provides an introduction to consciousness that does justice both to the science and to the philosophy of consciousness, that is, the mechanics of the mind and the experience of awareness. The book opens with a general discussion of the brain and of consciousness itself. Then, exploring the areas of brain science most likely to illuminate the basis of awareness, Zeman focuses on the science of sleep and waking and on the science of vision. He describes healthy states and disorders--epilepsy, narcolepsy, blindsight and hallucinations after stroke--that provide insights into the capacity for consciousness and into its contents. And he tracks the evolution of the brain, the human species, and human culture and surveys the main current scientific theories of awareness, pioneering attempts to explain how the brain gives rise to experience. Zeman concludes by examining philosophical arguments about the nature of consciousness. A practicing neurologist, he animates his text with examples from the behavioral and neurological disorders of his patients and from the expanding mental worlds of young children, including his own. His book is an accessible and enlightening explanation of why we are conscious.

Pediatric Neuro Ophthalmology

Pediatric Neuro Ophthalmology
Author: Michael C. Brodsky
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2010-03-23
ISBN 10: 9780387690698
ISBN 13: 0387690697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neuro Ophthalmology Book Review:

"Due to the generous representation of the afferent visual system within the brain, neurological disease may disrupt vision as a presenting symptom or as a secondary effect of the disease. Conversely, early developmental disturbances of vision often disrupt ocular motor control systems, giving rise to complex disorders such as nystagmus, strabismus, and torticollis. The signs and symptoms of neurological disease are elusive by their very nature, presenting a confounding diagnostic challenge. Neurological medications and neurosurgical treatments can produce neuro-ophthalmological dysfunction that can be difficult to distinguish from disease progression. Affected patients may experience substantial delays in diagnosis, and are often subjected to extensive (and expensive) diagnostic testing. Scientific articles pertaining to specific disorders are scattered throughout medical subspecialty journals. These children continue to "fall through the cracks" of our medical education system. The increasing recognition that pediatric neuro-ophthalmology comprises a distinct set of diseases from those seen in adults has led to its emergence as a dedicated field of study. "Since the original publication of Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology nearly fourteen years ago, interest in the field has burgeoned. Pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric neurology subspecialty conferences often include symposia dedicated to recent advances in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology. Technical advances in neuroimaging have given rise to a more integrated mechanistic classification of neuro-ophthalmological disease in children. Our understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders of the visual system has expanded, longstanding monoliths have been dissembled into component parts, basic molecular mechanisms have taken center stage, and genetic underpinnings have become definitional. Evolutionary alterations can now be observed at the level of the gene, adding a new dimension to our understanding of disease pathogenesis. New classifications now encompass clinically disparate conditions. Descriptive definitions have been supplanted by mechanistic ones, and clinical definitions superseded by genetic ones. Our concept of disease pathogenesis has been revised and in some cases overturned. Bearing witness to these remarkable advancements has compelled me to enhance and expand the first edition of Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology into this new and revised one. "In the first edition of this book, our goal was to present the clinical characteristics, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic options for the common neuro-ophthalmologic disorders of childhood. In so doing, we designed the book to be provide a narrative journey through the thought processes involved in the clinical management of these disorders. In this edition, I have retained the basic narrative format of original book, while expanding the exploration of these complex visual disorders in the context of the many new scientific advancements and discoveries that have come to light. These conditions are fun to diagnose, fascinating to understand, and gratifying to manage." --from the Preface to the 2nd Edition.

Blindsight

Blindsight
Author: Tina Wainscott
Publsiher: Written Musings
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2019-12-09
ISBN 10: 1945143711
ISBN 13: 9781945143717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindsight Book Review:

A young girl is missing, and her only hope is a blind woman who can see through her eyes... Eight-year-old Phaedra Burns has been kidnapped by a madman who believes her sacrifice will assuage his rage. Olivia Howe knows that rage; sixteen years ago, she escaped his clutches. The psychological trauma stole her sight but gave her something in return: a psychic connection to abducted children. Now, that connection is Phaedra’s only hope, if Olivia can face the terrors of her past — and an inescapable new nightmare. Phaedra’s kidnapping is the case that could push Detective Max Callahan over the edge. Especially when his key witness — or suspect — is a beautiful blind woman with a crazy claim. But her fragile beauty isn’t the only thing that draws him to her. And as their lives and passion twist together, a killer stalks their every move. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The plotline of paranormal mystery, Now You See Me [Blindsight], is similar to many other thrillers of this ilk, but its sensitive characterizations and incisive descriptions separate it from the pack. ... Wainscott cleverly keeps the suspense rolling by introducing a handful of red herrings and penning a number of chilling close calls and near encounters. Though Wainscott hasn't yet reached the popularity of Kay Hooper or Lisa Jackson, this intoxicating thriller is on par with those authors' best works." – Publishers Weekly ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “TOP PICK! ... Wonderfully drawn suspense that is gritty, chilling and frighteningly eerie. Author Tina Wainscott has really found her niche!” - Romantic Times Bookclub Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Incredible! I could not put this book down. It caught me from page one and REFUSED to let me go until the very end. Author Tina Wainscott has the shining talent of being able to combine the genre of "thriller" with the genre of "romance" and somehow make it work! Once again, Tina Wainscott delivers a heart-stopping story that will make many readers stay awake reading long into the night! – Huntress Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The plot has more twists and turns than a labyrinth, and the suspense just keeps building. Readers will be on the edge of their seats for most of this white-knuckle thriller. With characters and a story you'll remember long after the last page is turned, NOW YOU SEE ME [Blindsight] is a strong contender for the best romantic suspense book of the year.” ~ Susan Lantz, newandusedbooks.com

Chromosome 6

Chromosome 6
Author: Robin Cook
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1998-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780425161241
ISBN 13: 0425161242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chromosome 6 Book Review:

Behind the headlines on cloning--Dr. Robin Cook blends fact with fiction in one of his most terrifying bestsellers... Chromosome 6 is a prophetic thriller that challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning in the jungles of equatorial Africa, where one mistake could bridge the gap between man and ape--and forever change the genetic map of our existence...

Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen
Author: David Carroll
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-10
ISBN 10: 1443146900
ISBN 13: 9781443146906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sight Unseen Book Review:

What would it feel like to know you are going blind? Thirteen-year-old Finn loves bike riding -- the more dangerous the trail, the better. But he had a spectacular crash a few months ago, and he's just received a diagnosis that will change his life. He is slowly going blind. In a few years his vision will be gone. Desperate to salvage something of his "last" summer, Finn invites a friend to the cottage and is drawn to a strange island that seems to glimmer -- but no one else can see it. When he gets close, he's sucked into something he could never have anticipated. Can Finn's friend Cheese help him come to terms with "lights out" . . . or will it take something much more extraordinary?

The Roots of Visual Awareness

The Roots of Visual Awareness
Author: C.A. Heywood,A.D. Milner,C. Blakemore
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2003-10-31
ISBN 10: 9780080498102
ISBN 13: 0080498108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roots of Visual Awareness Book Review:

The present volume was assembled in honor of Professor Alan Cowey FRS, and attempts to embrace his wide range of research interests in visual neuroscience. It is divided into four sections. The first contains a group of papers dealing with different fundamental aspects of the visual system, including the control and monitoring of eye movements. The second is concerned with the functional organization of cortical visual areas and their role in visual perception and visually guided action. The third addresses issues concerning color and motion perception, along with broader questions of visual attention; and the effects of selective brain damage on these different aspects of visual experience. The fourth and final section of the volume deals explicitly with questions relating to visual awareness, with particular emphasis on 'blindsight', a topic on which Alan Cowey has worked extensively in recent years, both in humans and in monkeys.

Blind Sight

Blind Sight
Author: Terri Persons
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN 10: 110155391X
ISBN 13: 9781101553916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Sight Book Review:

You shouldn't look for the truth if you're afraid to see it. A deer hunter tracking his wounded prey through Minnesota's Paul Bunyan State Forest makes the grisly discovery of a young girl's body. The condition of the corpse is shocking: She'd been pregnant, but the full-term fetus is missing. She's sixteen-year-old Lydia Dunton, daughter of a high-powered senator who has shut the door on Agent Saint Clare's investigation. Now she has little but dead ends, false leads, and lies to work with-until she discovers a similar crime that occurred in Wisconsin, plunging Bernadette and her boss, Tony, into a circuitous and deadly twist in the case that no one sees coming.